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style
Brewed by Samuel Smith
Style: Premium Lager
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Golden colour, floral bouquet and light flavour of newly mowed hay.

Brewed with great care using only malted barley, hops, medium-soft water and a bottom-fermenting yeast; matured at low temperatures to bring out its delicate flavour and soft hop-character finish.

The cold maturation period allows the bottom-fermenting yeasts to secondary ferment and improve the lagers flavour, purity and condition.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclefrito62 (236) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2017
550 ml bottle at home. Poured a big white head and looks golden in color. Kind of carbonated. Smooth. Hay in taste. A little different but overall above average!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (13055) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle, thanks to Marc. Blonde. Malty, bready, grassy, soft floral pleasant lager. No more, no less.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2993) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle. Yellow Gold. Refreshing, clean, smooth, faintly fruity, malty lager with pleasant hoppy finish. Not bad. (2008)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (1214) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at Organic & Natural. Clear golden colour. Floral nose with hints of wet hay. Light/medium bodied. Lightly hopped. Its ok.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Burnished lemon-gold colour, quick-fading pure-white head with barely any fizz; Smells like ordinary lager, also doughnuts & demerara - strangely intriguing! Bounces all over the palate, lots of spritz yet not too fizzy, light bodied and a sharp finish; Flavours of hay & sweet malts, caramel with lifts of lemon-zest develop. Nothing boring about this lager, but at 5% I wouldnt want to drink too many of them either - in one sitting anyway.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (1660) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2016
Aroma is honey, caramel, straw and citrus. Taste is light sweet grain, clove, honey, and lemongrass. Fairly well balanced with slight bitterness on the tip. The mineral groumd water adds nice flavors to the body. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Antzrhere (178) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
From memory; pint on tap at Sam Smiths Bispham Hotel, Blackpool. Pours pale yellow. Aroma of wheat, biscuit, pinch of caramel. Taste is muted, but as a lover of ales (and not lagers) i found this quite a full bodied tastey,if very neutral tasting pint. Its neither hop nor malt forward but has a natural hay like freshness which ive seldom found in other lagers. Maybe ive been suckered in by the organic label or the fact that it costs more than the other lagers on sale there, butI stomached a pint which is more than most lagers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (929) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2016
Pours a bright golden-yellow color with a thin, stable white head. Smells of wheat and sweet toffee, with the toffee sweetness being very prominent on the nose. Pretty muted apart from that. Has a very high carbonation among a fizzy, overly light body, showcasing the same sweetness from the nose. Tastes of water, an effervescent carbonation rushing over the tongue, leading to sweet malts and a whiff of hay, while finishing watery. Tastes thin, fizzy and boring, this manages to develop almost no noteable taste at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (957) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2016
0.55 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is golden, clear, still and a nice head. Well, this is clearly no Pilsener, it is on the light side of the lagers, but still good in its style. Just enough hops to make it non-sweet. Aftertaste has some malts, faintly. Tested as a thirst quencher and it passed the test.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (7551) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2016
Hazed pale golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing. Decent intensity in the aroma. Medium body and an average carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness. Malty, some grain, mild fruity and herbal flavor. Nice and easy to drink.
[On tap at Olde Cheshire Cheese in London, England]


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